When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Rui Oliveira
  • Course Code W21DPAC11B

What you will learn

This course will help you produce effective and dynamic videos (be it using a digital camera or your smartphone video camera) to be uploaded on your favourite social media channel(s). You will get to know what are the best social media platforms in which to display your videos and how you can make them more visible. You will learn what are the best type of shots to use in order to better serve the purposes of your video, and the basic editing tools that you can use to make your videos more appealing and dynamic. By the end of the course you should have successfully shot, edited and uploaded a video on a social media platform, such as YouTube.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn what are the best online platforms for showing your videos.
  • Use your smartphone camera or a digital camera to produce well-exposed and steady images.
  • Understand shot types and their different impact in communicating the message you want in your videos
  • Use smartphone apps for editing your videos.
  • Learn how to access free music and add sound to a video.
  • Learn how to upload your video to YouTube and/or other online platforms.
  • Use Microsoft Teams to access documents, watch videos, and participate in a video conference.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This course is delivered at Morley College, Waterloo Centre. Our affordable courses are taught by industry professionals in friendly, well-resourced classroom and studio environments. We are London's largest provider of courses for adults who come to study for fun, to develop new skills for professional development or to apply for Higher Education. Our courses run daytimes, evenings and weekends, all year long. Come and join us! You will learn in a comfortable well-resourced photography and video studio via a mix of presentation, active learning exercises, assignments, demonstrations, hand-outs, step-by-step instructions, pair working and group discussion. The most up-to-date software is available. Manageable project work will be assigned between and during classes to help you progress and one-to-one tuition will be given to help develop your ideas and skills. The classes are informal and allow for question-and-answer sessions and technical advice and support, depending on your needs. You will receive regular assessment and feedback on your progress.?You will work as a whole class, in small break-out groups, in pairs and one-to-one with your tutor. Learners will be encouraged to use the class forum to share and support each other with project work between classes if required. All Morley College students receive a generous discount on Adobe CC Software (see information below) and a free Microsoft Office account with Email, MS Teams, Office Apps and more!

    Entry requirements

    A keen interest in the subject and the ability to attend the sessions regularly is key to your success. As part of the course you will be asked to read material, take notes, listen to instructions and discuss related topics, therefore students should have a reasonable level of skill in speaking, reading and writing in English. If you are interested in getting a generous discount (a saving of 66%) on the whole suite of Adobe CC software packages please visit? Adobe Creative Cloud for Students You will need to prove you are a student at Morley College London and the simplest way to do that is use your Morley e-mail address, which is your student number followed by @morley.ac.uk e.g. 12345678@morley.ac.uk Students who provide us with their personal e-mail address are sent details of their Morley e-mail address and how to access it. N.B. By using this discounted offer, you are entering a financial arrangement with Adobe. Morley College cannot enter into any financial, maintenance or support needs or issues when you use Adobe CC products on your own equipment. Please read the terms and conditions on the Adobe website. Please see here for useful information on systems requirements for running Adobe CC products? System Requirements

    What you need to know before you enrol

    It would be helpful if you have some familiarity with Macintosh and/or PC computers and know how to use standard menus and commands, however this is not an essential requirement as these skills can be picked up during the course. As this is a?course primarily?delivered?on?computers;?students will be encouraged to be aware of fatigue and eye strain and take breaks when?necessary.?Your tutor will therefore build in project assignments, reconvening as a group to share the progress of work. Information about computers and the relevant software will be provided by the tutor.

    What you need

    It would be helpful to bring your own Smartphone or DSLR for shooting film upon. The college can lend you DSLR camera for your use at college during class time only. If you are learning software, it would be of benefit to possess the software for use at home. As a student of Morley?College?you are entitled to a generous discount on Adobe CC Software. It would be helpful for you to have a pen and notepad, as you may wish to take notes. Also recommended is a storage device such as USB Memory stick (minimum 8GB) mini-hard drive or access to a cloud storage service. This is for storage of media during the course, and of your work at the end. What else will I need?

    What you can do next

    So, after your course ends why not continue to build your skills? We offer a range of courses both online and in college. A range of portfolio and specialist-subject courses include Documentary Filmmaking, Filming Interviews, Vlogging and Editing using YouTube and Shotcut, Smartphone Movie Making. Editing with After Effects and Premiere Pro will shape your footage into a great production and to help get your work noticed we also offer Website Building and Blogging courses using WordPress.Com and WordPress.Org plus courses in digital skills for social media New for 2021: Adobe Certified Professional courses in Visual Design and Video Design using Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and After Effects. The certificates are industry-recognised credentials that can prove helpful for your career and help you gain confidence in using the software at a professional level. Plus: 3D Computer Modelling using Blender, and a practical Introduction to 3D printing. Please speak to your tutor, browse our website, or call the Digital Media, Film & Photography Department on 0207 450 1869 for more information. PROUD TO PRESENT! Visit the Morley Digital Blog - for News, Galleries, Events and Student Spotlights! A comprehensive site where you can read success stories and catch up on new course information, news and events. Morley Digital Blog Lastly head on over to browse and follow us on social media: Morley Digital Instagram and Morley Digital Facebook